Is Money a Corrupting Influence?

Is Money a Corrupting Influence?

Dear Meli, Money is the root of all evil. Yeah, I know that we spiritual types shake our heads at this phrase and say “No way!” But I kinda agree with it. Even when I don’t want to. I’ve been working really hard lately to let in more money in my life, and I’m aware...
Sarcasm as a Spiritual Practice

Sarcasm as a Spiritual Practice

Is there anything better than sarcasm? (See?! I’m diving right in!) Yes, that first remark was sarcastic. And it was fun. (At least, for me.) For those of you who are not (yet) amused, hear me out. Of course there are things better than sarcasm. Like sunsets....
How Do You Get Your Power Back?

How Do You Get Your Power Back?

Dear Meli, I have a friend that I give my power away to all the time. I don’t know what it is about her, but even when I give myself a pep talk before I see her, I always end up just giving up and going along with whatever she says is right. I love a lot of...

Empower Yourself by Eliminating This Word From Your Vocabulary

There are lots of words it’s better to avoid. Mean words. Nasty words. (I’m not going to say any of them, because that wouldn’t fit into the category of avoiding them, now would it?! There is also a word that appears to be utterly benign, but is not....

Can You Surrender Without Giving Up?

Dear Meli, A word I hear a lot in spiritual circles is “surrender,” especially in relation to surrendering to a Higher Power. I have a hard time with this concept. “Surrender,” to me, sounds to me giving up. What is your experience with this?...

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